Suggestions for Week of 11/04-11/10

Another great week of live in the Bay Area. Here are some suggestion for this week..

Monday November 4th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime…
The Pleasure Palace is a wonderful trio where Hammond Organ, Electric Guitar, and Drums make a crazy melange of greasy 70’s soul, sparkling teen beat favorites, once folks enter the palace, they never return the same…The band features the guitar wizardry of Ned Boynton , Lorenzo Farrell on hammond organ, Rolf Wilkinson on drums and sitting in special guest jazz legend Jules Broussard.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime…
Mike Olmos Presents The Sessions. Mike is a such a great trumpet player. He leads his all star Sessions for a great night of jazz.. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Le Hot Jazz.. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!! N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is a high-voltage, crowd-pleasing big band born of the blues, with a sound defined by a searing, relentless horn section. Saxophonist/arranger Lorenz has assembled a musical cast of the highest standard, bringing some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most accomplished and adventurous jazz veterans together with some of the fertile San Francisco scene’s most promising up-and-coming players. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge…

Tuesday November 5th

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. For almost two decades Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene. He is a great pianist, composer and arranger. Adam will be performing with his trio. Highly recommended!!!!! No cover Charge..

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:30 AM Showtime. Vibrason is another great band out of the Bay Area very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. Highly recommended $10 Cover Charge.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:30 PM Showtime..
Cosmo Alleycats is one of my favorite Bay Are jazz ensembles. The Alleycats are so good and so much fun and one of the better jazz bands in the Bay Area. Highly recommended. No Cover Charge…

The Pagan Idol 375 Bush St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime..
The Steve Lucky Carmen Getit Duo in a rare performance without the “Rhuba Bums”. I love the trio because it showcases the great musicianship of Steve and and Carmen’s vocals are reminiscent of Dina Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James. Highly recommended!!!! N/C..

Jupiter 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime.
Clyde The Blynd and His Trio will be performing his original compositions both old and new, plus songs from Don Cherry, Wayne Shorter and Augustus Pablo in this latest version of Clyde’s unique vision. N/C

7 Mile House 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. One of the Bay Area’s best jazz groups , the popular Al Molina Jazz Sextet is playing tonight led by Al Molina on trumpet with Al Bent on trombone, Tod Dickow on sax, Larry Chin on piano, Peter Barshay on bass and the great Vince Lateano on drums. This is a great ensemble playing music by Chick Corea, Woody Herman, Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, Monk, Miles and even Blue Mitchell. Highly recommended!!!!!! No cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes….
The Branford Marsalis Quartet that saxophonist Branford Marsalis has led for the past three decades has always been a model of daring, no-apologies artistry, of ever-widening musical horizons and deepening collective identity. With likeminded support from pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner the band has long been a model of how to sustain and enlarge a musical outlook that is both historically and stylistically inclusive. The ensemble’s latest album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, contains the mix of challenging original and classic compositions, as well as the range of moods from the tender to the explosive, that has defined the group. With its focus on melodic strength and extrasensory interaction, the album confirms that the Branford Marsalis Quartet remains a paragon of uncompromising jazz excellence. Highly recommended!!!!!! $39 Cover Charge Per Show…

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Belgium big band ensemble Flat Earth Society diverse repertoire includes music from Tom Waits, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Iggy Pop, Bob Marley and many others). Founded and led by clarinet player, composer and producer Peter Vermeersch much of the music of FES, varies from strictly written sheet music to liberating improvisation to exploring new horizons. Peter Vermeersch included, the band now consists of a permanent group of 15 musicians: Benjamin Boutreur (alto sax), Peter Delannoye (trombone), Berlinde Deman (tuba), Pauline Leblond (trumpet), Frederik Leroux-Roels (guitar), Bart Maris (trumpet), Michel Mast (tenor sax), Marc Meeuwissen (trombone), Martí Melià (clarinet, bass clarinet), Kristof Roseeuw (double bass), Wim Segers (vibraphone), Bruno Vansina (baritone sax & flute), Peter Vandenberghe (piano & keyboards) and Teun Verbruggen (drums & dustbingrooves). Highly recommended!!!!!! $24 Cover Charge…

Wednesday November 6th

Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. A great show tonight featuring one of the great Cajun delta blues guitarist, musician, and singers Tab Benoit with Whiskey Bayou Review featuring Eric McFadden and
Eric Johanson. Highly recommended!!!!!!$30-$54.95 Cover Charge..

Hotel Utah 500 4th St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Tennessee Queens Fall Tour comes to the Utah featuring three show-stopping singer/songwriter/performers Lolo, Garrison Starr & Julia Hass.. Highly recommended!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Midnight Moods are one of the Bay Areas best kept secrets. This is a wonderful classic jazz trio led the amazing Jacqueline Corona on vocals with Alex Farrell on bass and Julian Shipp on piano. Highly recommended!! N/C

Cats Corner 2174 Market St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime..
Cosmo Alleycats is one of my favorite Bay Are jazz ensembles. The Alleycats are so good and so much fun and one of the better jazz bands in the Bay Area. Highly recommended. $10 Cover Charge…

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:45 PM Showtime..
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums is one of the fun bands in the Bay Area performing vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogies, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. Tonight they focus on giving you the beat to move your feet. Highly recommended!! No Cover Charge…

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime.
The Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet is deeply rooted in the bebop tradition established by Bird, Clifford Jordan and Dexter Gordon. Patrick is absolutely my favorite Bay Area tenor player and he leads an outstanding group of musicians..N/C.

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 8 PM-Midnight Showtime.. Ed Ivey’s Weekly Blues Jam. Ed gets the bar rocking. His weekly jam is really fun. N/C

Cafe Du Soleil 200 Fillmore Street San Francisco 6:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime…
The Americano Social Club plays music for “la dolce vita”: a mix of romantic and eclectic melodies from all over the world including pop, jazz, folk, classical, rock, opera, the music of Brazil and Europe’s cafés as well as some great original pieces. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes….
The Branford Marsalis Quartet that saxophonist Branford Marsalis has led for the past three decades has always been a model of daring, no-apologies artistry, of ever-widening musical horizons and deepening collective identity. With likeminded support from pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis ]and drummer Justin Faulkner the band has long been a model of how to sustain and enlarge a musical outlook that is both historically and stylistically inclusive. The ensemble’s latest album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, contains the mix of challenging original and classic compositions, as well as the range of moods from the tender to the explosive, that has defined the group. With its focus on melodic strength and extrasensory interaction, the album confirms that the Branford Marsalis Quartet remains a paragon of uncompromising jazz excellence. Highly recommended!!!!!! $39 Cover Charge Per Show…

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz 7:00 PM Showtime.
Dorado Schmitt & The Django Festival All-Stars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. The All-Stars honor the traditions of gypsy jazz, adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions to the mix. This internationally-renowned group prominently features one of Europe’s greatest musical families: guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and his two sons Samson and Amati. The band also features virtuoso violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist extraordinaire Ludovic Beier. Rounding out the band are cousins Francko Mehrstein on rhythm guitar and Gino Roman on Bass. Highly recommended!!!! $49.35 Cover Charge..

Thursday November 7th

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. One of truly great singer/songwriter/guitarist and performers Richard Thompson will play a solo acoustic set with special guest Austin based folk Americana singer/songwriter
Eliza Gilkyson.. Highly recommended!!!! $36.50 Cover Charge.

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime…
Dorado Schmitt & The Django Festival All-Stars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. The All-Stars honor the traditions of gypsy jazz, adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions to the mix. This internationally-renowned group prominently features one of Europe’s greatest musical families: guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and his two sons Samson and Amati. The band also features virtuoso violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist extraordinaire Ludovic Beier. Rounding out the band are cousins Francko Mehrstein on rhythm guitar and Gino Roman on Bass. Highly recommended!!!!$30/$50/$70 Cover Charge..

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime.. A fun night of music in store with 4 really good local bands. Headlining is punk/pop bubblegum Jabber who has been a nonstop force of melodic pop punk stylings since 2012. Emo/pop punk Long Knives, and two self described punk pop bands Sarchasm and Squirt round out the bill. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime..
Buena Vista Jazz Band follows the in the style and instrumentation of guitarist
Eddie Condon’s classic bands of the 1950s: Bass, Drums, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Cornet, Trombone and Clarinet. The selections played by the Buena Vista Jazz Band are the classic songs of the New Orleans jazz age, along with selections from America’s blues and Tin Pan Alley traditions. The Buena Vista Jazz Band features the vocals of Ms.Darlene Langston. Highly recommended!!! No Cover Charge..

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime…Joni Mitchell Birthday Tribute.. East Bay vocalist Ann Moss leads a consortium of musicians active in the Bay Area’s jazz, classical, rock and experimental scenes, in a special birthday tribute to one of the greatest poet-composers of our time. Featuring pianist Matt Berkeley, guitarists Carrie Smith and Patrick Anseth, violinist Justin Ouellet, bassist Joe Kyle Jr., and additional special guests. Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
Yemen Blues blends Yemenite Jewish culture and ancient Arabic sounds with danceable Afro Funk grooves. In this special project, dive into Hallel into the deepest secrets that well up through those words of praise, which tell the story of each of us as human beings before the maker and as individuals in this world. The band includes Ravid Kahalani on lead vocal & gimbri,Rony Iwryn on percussion, Shanir Blumenkranz -on bass & oud, Nikki Glaspie on drums, Salit Lahav on flute & sax, Navid Kandelousi on violin & Kamancheh Yoed Nir on cello, Yonatan Voltzok on trombone and Asa Kook on trumpet. Highly recommended!!!!!! $44 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes….
The Branford Marsalis Quartet that saxophonist Branford Marsalis has led for the past three decades has always been a model of daring, no-apologies artistry, of ever-widening musical horizons and deepening collective identity. With likeminded support from pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner the band has long been a model of how to sustain and enlarge a musical outlook that is both historically and stylistically inclusive. The ensemble’s latest album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, contains the mix of challenging original and classic compositions, as well as the range of moods from the tender to the explosive, that has defined the group. With its focus on melodic strength and extrasensory interaction, the album confirms that the Branford Marsalis Quartet remains a paragon of uncompromising jazz excellence. Highly recommended!!!!!! $39 Cover Charge Per Show…

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz 7:00 PM Showtime. A Celebration of Joni Mitchell’s Birthday with Kimberly Ford who has created “A Celebration of Joni Mitchell,” a group of World Class musicians with a shared passion for Joni’s music. The band includes George Friedenthal on keys, Lee Rollag on guitar, Tom Buckner on saxophone, Tom Etchart on bass and Charles Levin on drums. They perform songs from every decade of Joni’s career. Kimberly and the band perform beautifully nuanced versions of Joni’s quintessential classics, without resorting to Tribute Band-style mimicry… Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge…

Friday November 8th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime…
Dorado Schmitt & The Django Festival All-Stars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. The All-Stars honor the traditions of gypsy jazz, adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions to the mix. This internationally-renowned group prominently features one of Europe’s greatest musical families: guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and his two sons Samson and Amati. The band also features virtuoso violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist extraordinaire Ludovic Beier. Rounding out the band are cousins Francko Mehrstein on rhythm guitar and Gino Roman on Bass. Highly recommended!!!!$30/$50/$70 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime..
Mitch Polzak is a master guitarist and he and The Royal Deuces. has been one of the premier Rockabilly bands since staring in 1999. I am a huge fan. Highly recommended!! N/C

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime..
Mike Park‘s 50th birthday party features none other than
The Bruce Lee Band who music spans nearly all subgenres of ska music. This should be a fun show. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

August Hall 1706, 420 Mason St, San Francisco 10:00 PM Showtime.. Time to shake your money maker and get loose with Grits & Biscuits. This trio is one of the best party bands around celebrating the southern experience through urban music, cultural connections and nightlife moves in a down home environment. I am looking forward to seeing them. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-11:55 PM Showtime..
Tin Cup Serenade is one of the Bay Area’s most exceptional old time jazz band deeply rooted in the blues ragtime, New Orleans jazz, western swing with a little mariachi and calypso thrown in. I really love this band. Highly recommended!! N/C

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.
Ghost of Paul Revere have been classified as bluegrass, “holler roots” and “holler folk,” but the Portland, Maine-based trio draws inspiration from beyond those Americana-esque realms. They also cite rock influences including Radiohead and Pink Floyd. Traditional-leaning pickers from the Northeast, the Ghost of Paul Revere began to make waves after an appearance at the famed Newport Folk Festival led to their first full-length album in 2014. The band includes Max Davis on banjo, Sean McCarthy on bass and Griffin Sherry on guitar, and all three lend their voices to their folk-y call-and-responses with a definite rocker vibe. Portland based folk/rock/jazz/blues influenced Ezra Bell Band opens the show. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market Street, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime…
The 2019 Noise Pop Festival is presenting a San Francisco
Leonard Cohen Festival-A Night of Leonard Cohen Poetry, Literature & Music including Readings and recitations from Leonard’s body of work, as well as a few musical interludes. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $18 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
Yemen Blues blends Yemenite Jewish culture and ancient Arabic sounds with danceable Afro Funk grooves. In this special project, dive into Hallel into the deepest secrets that well up through those words of praise, which tell the story of each of us as human beings before the maker and as individuals in this world. The band includes Ravid Kahalani on lead vocal & gimbri, Rony Iwryn on percussion, Shanir Blumenkranz -on bass & oud, Nikki Glaspie on drums, Salit Lahav on flute & sax, Navid Kandelousi on violin & Kamancheh Yoed Nir on cello, Yonatan Voltzok on trombone and Asa Kook on trumpet. Highly recommended!!!!!! $44 Cover Charge..

The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley 9:00 PM Showtime.. The King of Salsa Willie Colon is a musician, composer, arranger, singer, producer, director, and community leader: Colón wears all of these hats, gaining recognition as both an artist and a human being. He is a great performer and this should be a great show. Highly recommended!!!!! $70 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz 8:00 PM Showtime. One of truly great singer/songwriter/guitarist and performers Richard Thompson will play a solo acoustic set with special guest Austin based folk Americana singer/songwriter
Eliza Gilkyson.. Highly recommended!!!! $31.50 Cover Charge..

Saturday November 9th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. Barrio Manouche is a great Bay Area ensemble performing a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it’s difficult to classify but instantly recognizable deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli,the gypsy soul of eastern europe, the flamenco of Paco de Lucía to the avant-garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane…

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime….
Dorado Schmitt & The Django Festival All-Stars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. The All-Stars honor the traditions of gypsy jazz, adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions to the mix. This internationally-renowned group prominently features one of Europe’s greatest musical families: guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and his two sons Samson and Amati. The band also features virtuoso violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist extraordinaire Ludovic Beier. Rounding out the band are cousins Francko Mehrstein on rhythm guitar and Gino Roman on Bass Highly recommended!!!! $35/$55/$75/$95 Cover Charge..

Brick & Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. A great show tonight featuring Rumbahia whose music brings a unique flavor of authentic rumba flamencatalana with a hint of latin vibes. Opening the show is Dos BandOleros a Spanish Rumba Duo founded by Raul Vargas (Makrú) and Muchacho Mandanga (La Mandanga) who mixes Spanish covers and originals compositions offering a really danceable fun show, full of energy and positives messages. Highly recommended!!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market Street, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime…
The 2019 Noise Pop Festival is presenting a San Francisco
Leonard Cohen Festival-A Night of Leonard Cohen Poetry, Literature & Music including Readings and recitations from Leonard’s body of work, as well as a few musical interludes. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $18 Cover Charge..

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime..
Mike Park‘s 50th birthday party features none other than
The Bruce Lee Band who music spans nearly all subgenres of ska music. This should be a fun show. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
Westside Jazz Club, lead by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Scott Silverberg, is a collective of innovative jazz musicians performing jazz standards, challenging modern compositions and freshly-updated classics. I have seen this ensemble a number of time and they never disappoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Speisekammer 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda 8:30 PM Showtime..
The Steve LuckyCarmen Getit Trio in a rare performance without the “Rhuba Bums”. I love the trio because it showcases the great musicianship of Steve and and Carmen’s vocals are reminiscent of Dina Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James. Highly recommended!!!! N/C..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
The 8th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza hosted annually by banjo savant Bill Evans, brings together some of the best banjo players in the world and combines them with an ace backup band featuring several West Coast favorites for a series of incredible concerts across northern California and an afternoon of workshops in Berkeley. This year’s annual northern California five-string banjo celebration features the incomparable old-time banjo entertainer Leroy Troy, the Virginia-based three-finger banjo virtuoso Gina Furtado, and, of course, California favorite title Bill Evans,. Joining this trio of banjo greats is their All-Star band, this year featuring John Reischman on mandolin, Chad Manning on fiddle, Dale Adkins on guitar & Sharon Gilchrist on bass for an evening of bluegrass, old-time, and beyond, celebrating the many different ways music is made today on the five-string banjo. Each musician will be featured individually with the All-Star Band as well as teaming up for one-of-a-kind duet and trio performances. Highly recommended!!!!!! $44 Cover Charge..

The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. Mexican pop/rock singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade is an outstanding contemporary artist with great sensitivity that fuses sounds and rhythms to create songs that become hymns. The 11 Latin Grammys and 1 Grammy award, are reflected in her joyful and emotional concerts where the successes of her 8 albums, produced in XV years of career, shine among the notes of their spectacular band. Highly recommended!!!!!!!

Sunday November 10th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 2:00 PM Showtime….
Dorado Schmitt & The Django Festival All-Stars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. The All-Stars honor the traditions of gypsy jazz, adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions to the mix. This internationally-renowned group prominently features one of Europe’s greatest musical families: guitarist/violinist Dorado Schmitt and his two sons Samson and Amati. The band also features virtuoso violinist Pierre Blanchard and accordionist extraordinaire Ludovic Beier. Rounding out the band are cousins Francko Mehrstein on rhythm guitar and Gino Roman on Bass.. Highly recommended!!!!! $30/$50/$70 Cover Charge..

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market Street, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime…
The 2019 Noise Pop Festival is presenting a San Francisco
Leonard Cohen FestivalA Night of Leonard Cohen Poetry, Literature & Music including Readings and recitations from Leonard’s body of work, as well as a few musical interludes. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $18 Cover Charge..

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime.. Bernal Hillbillies.. A great three hours of bluegrass music at a really great venue reminiscent of the jams at the Old Paul Saloon many years ago. N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Midnight Moods are one of the Bay Areas best kept secrets. This is a wonderful classic jazz trio led the amazing Jacqueline Corona on vocals with Alex Farrell on bass and Julian Shipp on piano. Highly recommended!! N/C

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 4:30 PM-6:30 PM Showtime..
The Americano Social Club plays music for “la dolce vita”: a mix of romantic and eclectic melodies from all over the world including pop, jazz, folk, classical, rock, opera, the music of Brazil and Europe’s cafés as well as some great original pieces. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!!!!! $10 Cover Charge

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 7:30 PM Showtime…
Joni Mitchell Birthday Tribute.. East Bay vocalist Ann Moss leads a consortium of musicians active in the Bay Area’s jazz, classical, rock and experimental scenes, in a special birthday tribute to one of the greatest poet-composers of our time. Featuring pianist Matt Berkeley, guitarists Carrie Smith and Patrick Anseth, violinist Justin Ouellet, bassist Joe Kyle Jr., and additional special guests. Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. Mexican pop/rock singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade is an outstanding contemporary artist with great sensitivity that fuses sounds and rhythms to create songs that become hymns. The 11 Latin Grammys and 1 Grammy award, are reflected in her joyful and emotional concerts where the successes of her 8 albums, produced in XV years of career, shine among the notes of their spectacular band. Highly recommended!!!!!!!

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 7:00 PM Showtime…2017 marks the eve of
New York Voices 30th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down. This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. They are first call from great arrangers and conductors like Bob Mintzer, Don Sebesky, Michael Abene, Keith Lockhart, and Rob Fisher who all know and admire the complexity of what they do and want something out of the ordinary when developing new projects. Like the great jazz vocal groups that have come before — Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and The Manhattan Transfer — they are firmly a part of that legacy and are dedicated to passing it on to generations to come. Highly recommended!!!!!! $34-$54 Cover Charge…

Video Pick Of The Week

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century — and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson’s disease and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice tells Linda’s story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville among many others.

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